The benefits of a Gastric Sleeve surgery is weight loss, which is ideal for anyone who has a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or above. It is seen as more of a minor surgery than having a gastric band fitted, as there are less changes to the body’s digestive system.
When undergoing bariatric surgery there are many benefits for this type of weight loss surgery. One of the most popular benefits is a faster recovery time as a laparoscopic technique is used when fitting a gastric sleeve, which is minimally invasive so recovery time is shorter and less time is needed in hospital.
Studies show that expenses related to bariatric surgery are reduced as with weight loss many health issues are linked such as diabetes and high cholesterol. But due to the weight loss these problems may be reduced so money will be saved on prescriptions as well as hospital and doctors visits.
Another study has found that 50% of patients who had gastric sleeve surgery lost their sweet cravings after a year then after 3 years 23% remained to still have lost their sweet cravings. In addition to this the study found that a hunger regulating hormone, ghrelin, was significantly reduced.
The most obvious benefit would be the improvement of quality of life, patients feel better as they can do more physical activities and have more self confidence than they did before.
As you can see there are many benefits, but before undergoing gastric sleeve surgery it is important to discuss your options with your doctor to make sure this is the right choice for you.
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Leanne Brooks is the author of this guest post.
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